Carrie Bradshaw’s tutu. Miranda Priestly’s hair. Betty Suarez’s red-framed glasses. Even if you haven’t heard of Patricia Field, there is no doubt you’re deeply familiar with her legendary designs. Happy Clothes: A Film About Patricia Field takes a deep dive into the storied life of this iconic costume designer. Take a walk down memory lane with Field and her endless list of friends, team members, and collaborators to see how some of the most memorable film and television costumes came to life.
Featuring interviews with television fan favorites Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Lily Collins (Emily in Paris), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), Darren Star (creator of Sex and the City and Emily in Paris), Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) and more, this film delves behind the scenes with Field and uncovers the thought process behind her designs. Watch as she recalls incredible stories, from employing Daphne Rubin-Vega, Laverne Cox, and other NYC nightlife stars in the retail store she operated for 50 years; to her early patronage of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, who sold their designs in the back of her store; to receiving an Oscar nomination as the costumer designer for The Devil Wears Prada.––Kate Lemberg